A Senile Animal is the best thing The Melvins have done in a while. The album is a nice mix of short, straightforward and catchy songs along with longer, more experimental and unusual tracks. They put the two drummers to good use, making for a complex and dense rhythm section. The band's trademark sludgy and dark guitar sound is as grungy as ever, and another benefit of having so many vocalists is the addition of some excellent harmonies.
The Melvins are a band that's hugely underrated. They've flown under the commercial radar for two decades, but have influenced countless bands in the Northwest and elsewhere, including Nirvana's Kurt Cobain. Their latest release proves they're still a force to be reckoned with.